Christy Dye, MPH
Christy’s background spans more than 30 years as a state administrator, provider and system leader in managed behavioral health, healthcare integration and recovery-focused provider networks in Arizona and other states. She was an early innovator in implementing an integrated provider agency for adults with adults with serious mental illness and multiple chronic conditions, co-occurring disorders, including clinical integration and team-based care, integrated EMRs, population health and value-based contract management strategies. She oversaw the expansion of Arizona’s contracted managed care system to a more recovery focused model, including expansion of peer-delivered mental health, addiction, and consumer-operated services. Christy has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Behavioral Health Leadership in Services Award from the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, and is a contributing author to multiple articles and books on peer support and recovery services. More recently, Christy’s interests have turned to health IT and using technology to improve behavioral healthcare practice. She is a member of the governing board of HealthCurrent, Arizona’s health information exchange, and serves as a co-principal investigator for a National Institute of Mental Health research project at ASU focused on health information sharing preferences among persons with serious mental illness. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and her master’s from the University of Arizona.